Having performed as a sideman for artists like Ronnie Spector, The Avalon Jazz Band, The Losers Lounge, and the world-famous Gordon Webster Swing Band; saxophonist, clarinetist, and Joe's Pub Artist-In-Residence Danny Lipsitz brings his own act to the Pub. The Brass Tacks are a high-energy mishmash of traditional jazz, swing, and early rock and roll.
The Ladybugs are a traditional jazz vocal group known in the jazz community for their intricate harmonies and experimental arrangements. Recently featured on NPR and WBGO, the band is led by Martina DaSilva and joined by award winning and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Katie Davis, who was named one of MTV's "15 Fresh Females Who Rule Pop." Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal says "In all of contemporary music, the Ladybugs are easily one of my favorite things."